Breast Cancer Patient Education Act

The Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA) of 2015 requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to plan and implement an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients about the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction and other post-mastectomy options. Educational materials will inform women of their right to breast reconstruction under federal law and provide women with information about when breast reconstruction or prostheses may be appropriate within their recovery plan.
This has been introduced to the Senate and 8 Senators have signed on as cosponsors of the bill.
Patient education is important for women considering options for reconstruction.

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